2021 BMW K 1600 B First Look (8 Fast Facts From Europe)

The low-slung BMW K 1600 B bagger is back for 2021. Besides a new color, the changes are a combination of previously optional equipment becoming standard, as well as new options. Let’s do a rundown of what bagger fans will like about the 2021 BMW K 1600 B, according to our European sources.

  1. The Comfort Package gets a new look. Up/down clutchless shifting and various security features are now part of the Comfort Package. The auxiliary LED headlights are no longer part of the package.2021 BMW K 1600 B bagger motorcycle
  1. The Touring Package has been beefed up. Picking this option gets you auxiliary LED headlights, an audio system, engine protection bars, and running boards. If you’d prefer, there’s an option from BMW Motorrad that replaces the running boards with lockable storage.
  1. The Safety Package is no longer an option. Many of the features it included are now standard.
  1. Reverse is now standard on the Grand America.

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  1. Rather than an option, adaptive turning lights and DLRs are now standard equipment. Auxiliary LED headlights are now optional.
  1. Tire pressure monitoring will be on every 2021 BMW K 1600 Grand America.

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  1. Engine protection bars are now available for the Grand America. 
  2. Imperial Blue Metallic is gone, and replaced with Mars Red Metallic shown in the photos. Black Storm Metallic, Hockenheim Silver Metallic, and Lupin Blue Metallic are carryovers from last year.

2021 BMW K 1600 B Specs


  • Type: Inline-6
  • Displacement: 1649cc
  • Bore x stroke: 72 x 67.5mm
  • Maximum power: 160 horsepower @ 7750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 129 ft-lbs @ 5250 rpm
  • Maximum speed: 125+ mph
  • Compression ratio: 12.2:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4vpc
  • Gearbox: Constant-mesh 6-speed w/ helical-cut gears
  • Clutch: Hydraulically actuated multi-disc
  • Final drive: Shaft


  • Frame: Aluminum bridge-type w/ load-bearing engine
  • Front suspension; travel: BMW Motorrad Duolever w/ central spring strut; 4.5 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: BMW Motorrad Paralever; 4.9 inches
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum
  • Front wheel: 17 x 3.50
  • Rear wheel: 17 x 6.00
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 190/55 x 17
  • Front brakes: 320mm floating discs w/ 4-piston fixed calipers
  • Rear brake: 320mm disc w/ dual-piston floating caliper
  • ABS: Cornering-aware ABS standard


  • Wheelbase: 63.7 inches
  • Rake: 27.8 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Seat height: 29.5 inches (High seat: 30.7 inches)
  • Curb weight: 741 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 7.0 gallons
  • Estimate fuel consumption: 41 mpg


  • Black Storm Metallic
  • Hockenheim Silver Metallic
  • Mars Red Metallic
  • Lupin Blue Metallic
  • 2021 BMW K 1600 B Price: $MSRP TBA